Independence Bowl Foundation officials are excited to announce Camping World as the title sponsor of the Independence Bowl. The 2015 bowl game is scheduled for Saturday, December 26 at 4:45 p.m. CST and will be known as the Camping World Independence Bowl.

“We are excited to begin our partnership of the Independence Bowl and this is a great event to kick off our yearlong celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of our businesses,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO & Chairman of Camping World and Good Sam, and host of CNBC’s The Profit. “Our customers enjoy the thrill of competitive sports along with the bonding that comes from tailgating. As a company, we have a great appreciation for the tradition of college football and look forward to the fan experience.”

Founded in 1966, Camping World has grown from a single store in Bowling Green, Kentucky to the nation’s number one retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services. With over 115 SuperCenters nationwide, a state-of-the-art call center and an award-winning website, Camping World is serving the needs of camping and RVing families across the nation, whether they enjoy weekends outdoors in a pop-up trailer or live full-time in a custom coach.

“The Independence Bowl is proud to announce Camping World as its new title sponsor,” 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl chairman Kyle McInnis said. “This sponsorship marks an exciting new chapter in the history of the Independence Bowl.”

“I want to thank Marcus Lemonis and the entire Camping World team for their support. We’re going to work hard to make this an event all of our visitors will enjoy. It should be a great game on December 26th.”
The Independence Bowl – the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game – began in 1976 in honor of the country’s bicentennial celebration and is celebrating its 40th game in 2015. The mission of the Independence Bowl Foundation is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. The Independence Bowl Foundation will enhance economic impact and growth in our communities through an alliance of volunteer, individual, and corporate support along with government and educational participation.

The Independence Bowl Foundation recently renewed its primary conference partnerships with the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference through 2019. The Bowl has secondary agreements with Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference.

The Independence Bowl Foundation also extended its broadcast partnership with ESPN, which will broadcast the Independence Bowl through 2019.

The multi-year partnership between the Independence Bowl Foundation and Camping World was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment (www.impressionsports.com).


About Camping World & Good Sam

Started from a single retail store in 1966 out of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a small group of RV owners with a goal to support other RVers on the road, Camping World and Good Sam have celebrated tremendous growth over the last 50 years. By helping outdoor enthusiasts get on the road to their next adventure, Camping World and Good Sam bring friends and families together through their love of camping and the outdoors. Today, Camping World has grown to encompass a nationwide network of over 115 SuperCenters in 36 states to serve the expanding RV and outdoor lifestyle.

In 2016 Camping World, America’s #1 RV and camping retailer will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by giving customers an even better reason to get outdoors; by offering their best product specials and a wide variety of exciting events and promotions throughout the course of the year.

Through their nationwide network of SuperCenters, Camping World offers a wide variety of products and services to suit the outdoor lifestyle, including RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair. Camping World also serves as title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to being the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.

Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owners organization, offers roadside assistance, extended warranty, helpful technical tips, vacation planning, magazine subscriptions and more. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters bringing over 1.6 million RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions.

Considering their long history, solid reputation and substantial membership network, Camping World and Good Sam are known across North America as the Face of RVing, with easy shopping in-store, online and via catalog. Over 7,000 employees comprise the Camping World and Good Sam team, bringing customers the best experience and expertise available in the market. For more information, please visit us at http://www.campingworld.com/ and http://www.goodsamclub.com/.